Mental health is the most important thing that we often don't talk about. Of all the potential barriers that we face professionally, an unhappy and demoralized workforce are the most immediate to hindering what we could accomplish.
A new study from researchers at INSEAD argues that self-employed workers in the U.K. have better mental health than their salaried peers, with gig workers found to drink less, have higher confidence levels and generally exhibit less signs of stress.
Mental illness is a stubborn foe. It affects how we think, feel, and act. Advocates must dispel the perception that depression and related conditions are a private concern that belongs in the shadows.